What is RF Windmills Mod
RF Windmills Mod adds four tiers of wind turbines based on Thermal Expansion’s machine frames (basic, hardened, reinforced, and resonant) with increasing RF generation and internal storage. The exact RF/t varies depends on altitude, space around the block, and the efficiency of the attached rotor, with the turbine producing no energy at all at a height of 60 blocks or below, and producing maximum energy at an altitude of 100 blocks or more. The turbine also needs space for the air to flow, and so placing blocks in direct line (a 3×3 tunnel) of the rotor (closer than 10 blocks) will also reduce the turbines effectiveness. Weather also alters the effectiveness, with harsh weather conditions increasing the RF/t. The rotor can also be turned by hand to produce energy at a reduced rate.
By default the a maximum of 40 RF/t is assumed to be collected from the wind. This is then multiplied by an efficiency depending on the quality of the windmill as follows
- Basic – Efficiency factor of 0.1 and stores 16 000 RF
- Hardened – Efficiency factor of 0.3 and stores 32 000 RF
- Reinforced – Efficiency factor of 0.6 and stores 48 000 RF
- Resonant – Efficiency factor of 0.9 and stores 64 000 RF
Likewise the rotors have associated efficiency values which are
- Iron Rotor – 0.625
- Electrum/Gold Rotor -0.75
- Signalum/Nether Rotor – 0.875
- Enderium/Diamond Rotor – 1.0
- By Hand – 0.4
In order to create a windmill of yourself, the very first thing to do is placing the windmill block and then right click it with the rotor item to attach the rotor to the windmill on the side you clicked. The rotor can also be obtained by breaking the windmill, but breaking the rotor will not break the windmill, so swapping out rotors is easy.
Sneak-right clicking on a wind turbine will report its current (and maximum) energy storage as well as the amount of RF generated per tick (as of v0.41), and sneak-right clicking with a Buildcraft-compatible wrench will instantly drop the block with its storage intact.
Holding right-click on a rotor that is not producing RF will cause it to rotate at a slower rate, but still produce energy. This way you can use the windmills as makeshift (albeit expensive) dynamos. The height, air flow, and weather will not affect the generation values, but the efficiencies of the rotor and windmill will due to internal friction etc.
RF Windmills Mod Review:
RF Windmills Mod installing instruction:
- Download and install Minecraft Forge
- Download the mod.
- Head to %appdata%.
- Head to .minecraft/mods folder.
- Drag and put the downloaded jar (zip) file into it.
- If it does not exist, you can create one.